Toxin(s) In Our Foods

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – February 9th, 2019

Common side effects of Quinine,Toxin(s) In Our Foods

Recently, I acquire several bottles of tonic water at a local Wal-Mart Store. This product is sold under the Great Value label. It is found that this product contains as substance that is known as Quinine. True enough listed on the bottle are these words “Contains Quinine”. The bottom line is who knows what Quinine is? Continue reading “Toxin(s) In Our Foods”

John Kasich on MSNBC Breaking News/Hardball

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – January 12th, 2019

 John Kasich Ohio Former Governor

Since the 2016 U. S. Presidential Election Ohio former Governor John Kasich who made an unsuccessful bid for the office of the President of the United State has managed to maintained positive images of himself in the news. Kasich has issues relative to the direction the United State is going. These issues have caused many to asked Kasich if he planning for a second for the White House. Continue reading “John Kasich on MSNBC Breaking News/Hardball”

Deters Announced Indictment in the Death of 2-year-old Dameon Turner, Jr.

Written By: Ishton W. Morton -January 10th, 2019

Satwinder P. Singh was arrested at the BP Gas Station located at 1326 Hopple Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

Satwinder P. Singh was arrested at the BP Gas Station located at 1326 Hopple Street, Cincinnati, Ohio shortly after he crashed the vehicle he was driving and eventually killed Dameon Turner, Jr.  

It is said, after the crash, Singh stopped briefly in lanes facing oncoming traffic and then fled the scene.  

Pursuant to him been arrested on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Satwinder P. Singh for Sunday December 30th 2018 crash that killed Dameon Turner, Jr.   Continue reading “Deters Announced Indictment in the Death of 2-year-old Dameon Turner, Jr.”

Mississippi 2018 Run-off Election

Written by: Ishton W. Morton                                                                               November 23rd, 2018

Mississippi Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

According to an article written by Grace Segers and Eleanor Watson published by CBS News on November 21st, 2018 Mississippi Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has seemingly expressed regret for saying she would attend a “public hanging” if she was invited. Accordingly it was supported that she made such an apology during a debate with Democrat Mike Espy Tuesday. She said;”anyone who was offended by my comments.” Continue reading “Mississippi 2018 Run-off Election”

Krohn Conservatory Presents “Butterflies of the Caribbean”

Written By: Ishton W. Morton

April 25th, 2016

Revised-November 17th, 2018

Butterflies – Many thinks that they are beautiful!! (Photo – Ishton W. Morton)

Being that I’m from the West Indies (Caribbean) and that Butterflies, Grasshoppers, crickets, dragonflies, and cockroaches are very common. I have never given much thought to these creatures. They were just there.

However, from some of my science classes I can remember butterfly and moth develop through a process that is called metamorphosis. The presupposition of metamorphosis came from is a Greek word which means transformation or change in shape. Continue reading “Krohn Conservatory Presents “Butterflies of the Caribbean””

For The Love Of Money

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 15th, 2018

Many have become disgustingly ill-advised by the statement “For The Love Of Money” and blame money as the root of all evil when it is not so at all.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Meanwhile as found in the account of 1 Timothy 6:10 it is made perfectly clear; “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters indictment in kidnapping case on February 26th, 2018 is a perfect example of what is meant by “For The Love Of Money!” For all practical purposes money is not a bad thing. It is a good thing. Most of the time it’s the activities that are being used to get the money that are evil. Continue reading “For The Love Of Money”

Arrested – Pike County Homicides

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 15th, 2018

As found in the account of Jeremiah 17:9 King James Version of Bible; “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

Subsequently, on November 13th, 2018 The Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, and Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk announced a husband, wife, and their two adult sons were arrested for the murders of eight people in rural Pike County. Continue reading “Arrested – Pike County Homicides”

Cincinnati Police Officers Involved In Mass Shooting Downtown Cincinnati

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 15th, 2018

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

On September 14th, 2018 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced his office has completed its review of the September 6th, 2018 mass shooting in downtown Cincinnati. Continue reading “Cincinnati Police Officers Involved In Mass Shooting Downtown Cincinnati”

Moment(s) in Black History West Indian/Caribbean Oxtail Stew

February 3rd, 2018 – By: Ishton W. Morton

West Indian/Caribbean Oxtail Stew.

Subsequently, oxtail Stew is an authentic traditional meal in the English-speaking West Indies/Caribbean Islands. The population of these islands is comprised predominantly of Black People.

It has been enormously suspected that, during the plantation era, or slavery in West Indies/Caribbean oxtails were the leftovers after slaughters and they were discarded only to be retrieved under the shades of night by the enslaved. Yes! They were an enslaved and oppressed people!

Oxtail is the common name for a cow’s tail. Oxtail like chitterlings was discovered out of the same necessarily, or inevitability, or unavoidability for continued life an enslaved people. The enslaved had a need for protein. Oxtail itself has protein just like any other meat but the protein content is not extremely high enough for you to have the benefits of a high protein diet unless you eat a huge amount.

Because oxtail is most often served as part of a larger dish and is most commonly stewed, the number of calories consumed in a dish of oxtail will depend significantly on the other ingredients used. Usual ingredients include onions, garlic, beans and winter vegetables.

Although the Jamaican and the Chinese has popularized varieties of oxtail cuisines it must be made perfectly clear as to its origin.

Also, recipes pertaining to oxtail stew has been shared so often, that it has reached many, many nations. The Caribbean/West Indian oxtail stew is the original including Jamaican oxtail stew, to be followed by the Korean oxtail stew, French oxtail stew, Chinese oxtail stew, and so on. The Jamaican oxtail stew is the most well known of them all.

Oxtail is most often served as part of a stew or a soup, as the fat, cartilage and bone marrow add plenty of flavor. The meat becomes very tender when it is subjected to wet cooking for long periods of time.

Typically, the oxtail is seasoned or braised with butter beans and a complex taste of allspice which includes garlic, thyme, scotch bonnet and onion medley. The process is done through browning sauce prepared using a technique that imparts a hint of caramelized flavor.

When presented with this dish of fragrant oxtail stew one always want more. The slow-cooked dish is always passionate with flavor. Today, oxtail stew is a comfort food for friends, family and home for anyone from the Caribbean (West Indies).

Predicated on my research it is uncertain as to the exact origin of oxtail stew. However, I will continue to believe that the enslaved on plantations in the English-speaking (West Indies) Caribbean have contributed enormously  to the perfection of  this dish.

A somewhat bewildering or confusing school of thought has suggested that the first one comes from France. During the French Revolution, not many people were concerned with eating all of the parts of an animal, but as times became hard, that quickly changed. The slaughter houses will send their hides to the tanneries without cleaning them. Supposedly, most of the tail from the hide will still be attached along with other pieces of meat people normally ignored. One day, a noble asked for a tail from a cow and thusly oxtail soup was first coined and or created. The recipe was then brought to Britain, Korea and other places.

Accordingly, this account does not give rise to believability. During this period, there were no means to preserved perishable

Another school of thought says; The second story comes from the time of the slave trade. In the early 1400s the slaves often retrieved throwaway foods from the plantation’s owner. They made due with these leftover cuts and ended making several recipes that are well known even today. They are pig’s feet, beef tongue/tail, ham hocks, chitterlings (pig’s small intestines), pig ears, hog jowls, tripe and skin. These were their main sources of protein.

To start off with, the main ingredient of oxtail stew is the tail bone of cow, not ox like the name suggests. It is a hearty soup that takes a long time to cook it, but on a cold winter day, it is the perfect meal to eat. Below I shall leave a list of ingredients and the steps for preparation for this spectacular and delicious dish.

Amazingly, in today’s financial prudence world food that were once discarded for garbage has become a multi-billion commodity that it is no longer affordable to the many whose ancestral survival depended on them.

Recipe – West Indian/Caribbean Oxtail Stew

West Indian/Caribbean Oxtail Stew

Braised oxtail with butter beans not only provide a complex note from allspice. Including the ever familiar garlic, thyme, scotch bonnet and onion medley. Fall of the bone tender.

Ingredients:

  • 2 -3 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 pounds oxtail cut up medium pieces
  • 1 or 2 onions chopped (based on size)
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 4 medium whole carrots
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup /tomato paste
  • 1 Whole Scotch bonnet pepper
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 5-6 Whole pimento seeds (allspice),
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon curry or more adjust to preference
  • 15 ounce can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon browning (Kitchen Bouquet  optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon bouillon powder or cube (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Season oxtail with, salt and pepper.
  2. Set aside for carination.
  3. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat, until hot, then add the oxtail sauté stirring frequently, any browned bits off the bottom of the pot, until oxtail is brown.
  4. If desire drain oil and leave about 2-3 tablespoons.
  5. Add onions, green onions, garlic, thyme, all spice, Worcestershire, smoked paprika, stir for approximately one minute.
  6. Throw in scotch bonnet pepper, tomato paste, bouillon and curry powder, stir for another minute.
  7. Add approximately 6 cups of water and bring to a boil and let it simmer until tender (depending on the oxtail size and preference) Cook in a saucepan for approximately 2- 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  8. Approximately 20-30 minutes before removing from the stove add the broad beans.
  9. Adjust thickness of soup with water or stock.
  10. Season with salt according to preference.

Deters Files Temporary Restraining Order to Delay Citizen Complaint Authority Hearing

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – January 25th, 2018

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

On Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 the Office of Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters filed a (“TRO”) a Motion for Temporary Restraining Order against the Citizen Complaint Authority (“CCA”) thus seeking a delay one of their cases.

Deters’ office proclaims to have concern(s) that the Citizen Complaint Authority hearing, which compels testimony by the officers, will compromise the prosecution’s criminal case. 

Deters’ thoughts are; once the criminal case has concluded, the Citizen Complaint Authority can have their hearing.  According to the prosecution their only goal is to make sure that the police in this case have their criminal case protected.

Reportedly, on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 Cincinnati Police Officers Kenneth Grubbs and William Keuper responded to a residence on Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio at approximately 12:13 A. M. in regarding a domestic violence incident. Accordingly, when they arrived, Officer Grubbs encountered Damion McRae who matched the description of the suspect for whom they were looking. 

Subsequently, the suspect approached the officer with a 9mm rifle concealed at his side and shot Officer Grubbs.  Officer Grubbs was able to return fire.  Officer Keuper saw his partner get shot and immediately began returning fire.  McRae continued to reach into his pockets despite police orders to the contrary.  

According to court records, McRae was eventually arrested at the scene and later indicted on 2 counts of Attempted Murder (Felony 1), 3 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), 2 counts of Weapon under Disability (Felony 3), 1 count of Carrying Concealed Weapon (Felony 4) and 1 count of Assault (Misdemeanor 1).  His case is currently set for Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in front of Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Patrick Foley for a plea or trial setting.  The case has been continued 10 times at the request of the defendant.

The two Cincinnati police officers involved in this case were originally scheduled for CCA interviews on January 30th and February 1st 2018. Predicated on these reasons the office of Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters files request for temporary restraining order to delay citizen complaint authority hearing.

Unmistakably, the Request for TRO was filed on Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 seeking to delay the CCA interviews until after the conclusion of the criminal case.

By all accounts the City of Cincinnati agreed to delay the police interviews based on today’s filing in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas.  The matter is now set for review in front of Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Thomas Heekin in 30 days.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “We have tried to work with the city through these issues.  We are going to protect our witnesses, which includes Cincinnati police officers, until the criminal case is finalized.